To the editor:
Some thoughts evoked by the Republican National Convention speeches:
We have exported American jobs by the millions to China, Mexico, Thailand, etc. and then agonize over U.S. unemployment. Why not set stern limits in exporting U.S. jobs overseas? Everything then will cost more, but that could be a blessing.
The average American has shameless closets bulging with unworn and unwanted clothing and owns more than 15 pairs of shoes. The result of those would be plenty of jobs and a reasonable wardrobe.
Why do no candidates address America’s greatest mess, the terrible drug trade? A toy that chokes two toddlers is immediately taken off the market, but drugs that des-troy youth and families by the millions, though forbidden, are never treated seriously.
Why not the death penalty for drug dealers? Mexico, whose drug industry mostly supplies the U.S., will thank us. Last year, they lost 40,000 citizens to drug wars. Those drugs, the cause of mass murder, were mostly intended for and sold to the United States. Let’s stop mopping up and turn off the faucet.